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Offline Maik

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Monarch Airlines
« on: Monday, 02 October, 2017 @ 12:32:17 »

Monarch has confirmed that the following companies have ceased trading and now entered administration:

    Monarch Airlines Ltd
    Monarch Holidays Ltd (ATOL Number 2275)
    First Aviation Ltd (ATOL Number 4888) previously trading as Monarch Airlines
    Avro Ltd (ATOL Number 1939)
    Somewhere2stay Ltd

As a result, we are sorry to inform you that, as of 2 October 2017, all future holidays and flights provided by these companies have been cancelled and are no longer operating.

I am currently abroadI have a future booking and have not travellled yet.

The UK's biggest peacetime repatriation operation has been launched to bring home 110,000 holidaymakers after Monarch Airlines was placed into administration.

A total of 300,000 future bookings were cancelled as result of the firm's collapse,  the largest to hit a UK airline, and Monarch passengers were told not to go to airports because there would be no more flights. 

Those who have bought Monarch flights as part of a package with an ATOL certificate have financial protection. But the majority of passengers, around 95 per cent, have bought flight-only deals, for which consumer protection is much more complex and uncertain.

How will Monarch customers be affected?
« Last Edit: Monday, 02 October, 2017 @ 12:43:52 by Maik »

Offline TonyKath

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Re: Monarch Airlines
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 03 October, 2017 @ 17:37:24 »
It's going to leave a hole in the market for the smaller package holiday operators, e.g. Olympic and others who fly to Greece/Kef.